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  • War and Peace
    • Religions and Peace
      • Right action: non-violence and peace
      • Non-violence= good karma eg Gandhi
      • "Paradise is for... those who curb their anger and forgive their fellow men" Qur'an 3:134
      • "if your enemy is hungry give him food to eat; if he is thirsty give him water to drink" Proverbs 25:21
      • "Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be sons of God" Matthew 5:9
      • Put up with violence 3 times. the fourth time god will defend you. (taught by Guru Nanak)
    • Religions and war
      • Mahayana buddhists believe it can be right if motivated by love and are willing to accept spiritual consequences
      • "for a warrior (Kshytriyas), nothing is greater than a war against evil
      • "The person who struggles so that Allah's word is supreme is the one serving Allah's cause" Hadith
      • "Eye for an eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot" Exodus 21:24
      • "When all efforts to restore peace prove useless and no words avail, lawful is the flash of steel, it is right to draw the sword
    • Just war: a war that the Christian church defines as acceptable.
      • lawful cause
      • Lawfully declared
      • have good intention
      • last resort
      • have a reasonable chance of success
      • fought by just means
      • only if good will outweigh evil
    • Holy War: fighting for a religious cause
      • Controlled by a religious leader
        • The Crusades
          • Have religious aims
      • Have religious aims
      • spiritual reward


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